Tuberculosis killed some two million people last year, making it one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Accurately diagnosing the disease is critical to reducing its toll, but that can be a challenge in the developing world. A new health facility in Tanzania is employing a novel, low-cost tool that could help millions get the medicine they need to fight off the disease. Sophie Tremblay has the story from Dar es Salaam.
About half a million women are diagnosed with cervical cancer around the world each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most cases occur in developing countries where regular gynecological screenings are not widely accessible. But a new smartphone application developed in Tanzania is helping to change that. For VOA, Sophie Tremblay reports from Moshi.